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Re: Obscuring code?

From:
Tim Bunce
Date:
July 26, 2000 03:00
Subject:
Re: Obscuring code?
Message ID:
20000726105350.L14669@ig.co.uk
On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 04:31:03PM -0700, phil@Stimpy.netroedge.com wrote:
> 
> I'm sorry to take this further off topic, but a quick response.
> 
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 05:05:54PM -0600, Tom Christiansen wrote:
> > >There are a non-trivial number of people who write Perl specfically
> > >*because* it can't be hidden easily in this fashion; 
> > 
> > That's very much true.  I'm a burnt-child poster boy in that arena.
> > 
> > And just to add to the allusion, I'd rather a Kiddie::Porn module
> > be added to the core than this Evil.
> 
> We might as well have a discussion on bombs, guns, or screw-drivers. 
> They are all tools.  It's how things are used which can be evil, not
> the tools themselves.
> 
> Do you fear that your fellow Perl programmers will be so tempted to
> use such a tool in an evil capacity?  If yes, then perhaps we should
> be talking about what we can take away from Perl instead of what we
> can add?  Then, it would be less prone to being used in an evil way,
> right?

Woha! Let's stop this one now. This isn't the place.

Take it off-line if you feel the need.

Tim.



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